Mike Cruise

From his first law job as a legal services attorney, through opening and running his own successful law firm, to obtaining outstanding recoveries for his clients at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, Mike Cruise has gained the reputation as a skilled, caring and hard-working advocate for his clients. “It is truly humbling to be trusted by a person to help them get through what is often the worst thing that has ever happened to them," Mike believes. This belief has motivated him to achieve landmark results in the courtroom and successful settlements out of the courtroom that have made a real difference in his clients’ lives by obtaining the money necessary for future medical care, home care and other needs and losses caused by the wrongful injuries or deaths of his clients. He has recovered many millions of dollars for these needs of his clients. Mike Cruise also strongly believes that if wrong-doers who hurt people and ruin lives are not held fully responsible for the damage they do, it is likely to happen again, making our community a less safe place to live.

If it is necessary to take a case to trial to get fairness for his client and ensure that our community is a safe place, it is known that Mike Cruise will do that without hesitation. This willingness to take a case to trial when it is necessary, and the success he has had in doing so, is one of the things that sets Mike apart from many other lawyers. His reputation and record of success often help his clients avoid trial by motivating the insurance companies to make fair settlement offers, that they may not make to other lawyers, since they know he will not back down or look for another lawyer to take the case to trial for him if it does not settle. “Having the experienced team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner behind me, ready to go when duty calls,” Mike feels, “makes us that much more prepared to hold the line for a fair outcome and do the job that needs to be done, every time.”

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On account of his reputation in the legal community, Mike Cruise has been honored to be a part of the following select groups:

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, membership restricted to less than 1% of the attorneys in the U.S. based on case results
  • Hawaii Super Lawyers, limited to 5% of practicing Hawaii lawyers
  • Delegate, United States District Court Judicial Conference, Hawaii
  • Past President and current Board of Governors member, Hawaii Association for Justice

Outside of his legal practice, Mike is an active member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii and the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Equal Justice, both of which are local non-profit organizations that offer legal assistance to Hawaii’s most under-served people. It was a particular honor for Mike to be invited to join the Legal Aid board, as that is where he first worked as a lawyer straight out of law school.

Mike is also a member of the American Association for Justice, the Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and the Nursing Home Litigation Group. He is a graduate of Davidson College and the University of Oregon School of Law. He lives with his wife, his son and his daughter in Kaimuki, Honolulu.

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